Apricorn Releases USB 10Gbs Aegis NVX with NVMe SSD Inside

Apricorn, a leading manufacturer of software-free, 256-bit AES XTS hardware-encrypted USB drives, has announced the release of the USB 10Gbs Aegis NVX. The device is the first Apricorn encrypted device to feature an NVMe SSD inside and will be available in 500 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB initial capacity offerings, with a price range of $339.00 - $739.00 MSRP.

The Aegis NVX was designed to protect raw data delivered directly from its source at high speeds, such as high-definition video cameras with the capability to write to an external SSD via USB C or HDMI. The NVX's high-speed read/write capabilities at 1,000 MB/s are sought after in the fields of military intelligence, digital forensics, filmmaking, and healthcare where write speeds over 600 Mb/s are critical.

"With the advent of NVMe technology, Apricorn saw an opportunity to develop encrypted storage for users who are operating ultra-fast devices but have had to settle for awkward, multi-step means of securing data," said Kurt Markley, U.S. Managing Director at Apricorn. "We built the NVX with NVMe speeds, and took it a step further with our own unique approach based on Apricorn's 40-year legacy as pioneers in secure device innovation. We patented our design, which takes high-speed output and simultaneously writes and encrypts on the fly. It can keep up with whatever machine it's hooked up to, with speed to spare."

The Aegis NVX shares no CSPs with its host and employs no software component in its authentication and encryption processes. In contrast to software-encrypted devices which require host computer interaction, the Aegis NVX's onboard keypad facilitates its own authentication, and its internal encryption module performs all encrypting and decrypting processes, which is key to its compatibility with virtually any operating system, as well as equipment with no operating system or keyboard.

The NVX enclosure is roughly 75% the size of a smartphone and is milled from a solid block of 6061 aluminium alloy and assembled with breakaway headless fasteners and epoxy threadlock. The wear-resistant membrane keypad has been tested to 10,000 presses.

The Aegis NVX comes standard with AegisWare, Apricorn's proprietary firmware and feature set which was developed to address constantly-evolving security threats and business needs for highly regulated sectors such as government, defense, finance, manufacturing, and healthcare. Additional security advantages of Apricorn's USB 10GBs hardware-encrypted Secure Keys include:

  • On-the-fly 100% hardware-based encryption
  • Software-free setup and operation
  • 1 Admin and 4 separate User PINs
  • OS Agnostic—completely cross-platform compatible
  • Onboard wear-resistant keypad for authentication
  • Real-time 256-bit AES-XTS hardware encryption
  • Separate administrator and user modes
  • Forced-Enrollment / and User Forced Enrollment
  • Programmable minimum PIN length
  • Advanced configurations for enhanced security
  • Rugged milled aluminium 6061 alloy with breakaway fasteners and epoxy threadlock
  • IP-67 validated against water and dust intrusion

To learn more about the Aegis NVX, please visit: apricorn.com/aegis-NVX